According to the website of Grace Brethren International Missions, the first group of GBIM personnel forced to evacuate Chad, Africa, because of civil unrest has arrived safely in the neighboring country of Cameroon.
GBIM’s report says, “At 2:00 p.m. EST GBIM’s staff, Karina Corrales, Melissa McDairmant, and Beate Schlecht, confirmed their arrival at a mission station in N’Gaoundere, Cameroon.
“Bob Steiger, who was in Nigeria with Chadian church planter Samuel Dadje at the commencement of the fighting, will be joining the rest of his team in Cameroon as soon as possible.
“BBC reports that the quick movement of the rebels, arriving to N’Djemena via 250 pickup trucks with mounted submachine gun, prevented the already demoralized Chadian army to mount a defense. Reports say rebels entered the city encountering very little resistence. Twelve-hundred French troops present in the city, are not entering into the fighting, endeavoring to remain neutral.
“There are reports of some looting in some parts of the capital.
“Please pray for the protection of national believers in N’Djemena, and that the fighting will not spread to south to areas where many of our Grace Brethren live.
“Pray for a quick resolution to the fighting, so that the church may continue to spread unhindered in this country with over 126 unreached people groups.”